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HTRI Training - Global Headquarters

Navasota, Texas, USA | April 09 - 11, 2019

Registration Deadline:
April 03, 2019

Training Courses

Check-in begins at 8:00 AM. Courses run from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM daily.

Course fees include arrival tea/coffee, lunches and snacks at breaks and training materials (workbooks, solutions booklets, and electronic copies of the case files). Computers with Xchanger Suite are available for use during the training event. Computers may be shared with other attendees.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

    Xist Workshop (US$450)

    Instructors: S. Greg Starks and Patrick Redmill

    Even if your work is limited to shell-and-tube heat exchangers, there’s much to be learned! This workshop is devoted to the geometries handled only by Xist. The day focuses on the extensive options available in Xist and how you can use these methods effectively to solve several example problems. You will leave the class knowing how to take full advantage of the features this robust tool offers.

    Key Topics

    • Overview of Xist capabilities and applications
    • Geometry input for shell-and-tube heat exchangers
    • Process specifications for rating, simulation, and design
    • Guidelines for specifying fluid properties
    • Introduction to vibration analysis

    Suggested Participants

    Designers of shell-and-tube heat exchangers and process engineers who evaluate their performance

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

    Technology Advances in Xchanger Suite 8 Short Course (US$650)

    Instructors: Lauren V. Moran and Siddharth Talapatra

    Be one of the first to investigate the new and enhanced features in HTRI Xchanger Suite 8. In this short course, you will also learn how HTRI’s latest method improvements will influence your cases and optimize your designs.

    Key Topics

    • Improved navigation and other changes to the Xchanger Suite interface
    • New graphing capabilities
    • Changes to methods including shellside condensation, shellside boiling, piping pressure drop, flow regime maps, enhanced surface heat transfer, and Stream Analysis

    Suggested Participants

    Current and prospective Xchanger Suite end users

Thursday, April 11, 2019

    Heat Exchanger Troubleshooting Short Course (US$650)

    Instructors: LiDong Huang and Kevin Farrell

    Design decisions can have a costly impact on heat exchanger operation. Learn by reviewing several real cases in which unit designs had critical commercial consequences for operators/ owners. In some cases, the units did not work in service; in others, the designs were revamped before the units began operation.

    Each case study is introduced as a problem; participants work individually or in groups to determine the cause and develop solutions. Prior to each case, the instructor reviews related HTRI methods.

    Key Topics may include:

    • Steam generator with tube failure
    • Intercooler with vibration concern
    • Condenser-subcooler with design flaws
    • Recuperator with performance shortfall
    • Economizer with convergence issues
    • Brine chiller with insufficient duty
    • Flooded condenser with inadequate subcooling
    • Air-cooled condenser with noncondensables
    • Once-through reboiler with instability
    • Vapor-liquid separation
    • Fouling with tube failure
    • Gas cooler with inadequate performance

    Suggested Participants

    Engineers—from novice to expert—who want to ensure that design problems are identified before operation

Shannon Iverson
+1.979.690.5050 office
training@htri.net


Instructors

Kevin Farrell
Kevin farrell

Principal Engineer, Computational Simulation & Validation, graduated from Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, USA, with his BS, MS, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering. His areas of expertise include fluid dynamics, vibration, and thermal engineering. His responsibilities at HTRI focus on flow- induced vibration, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), visualization studies, and fired heaters. Prior to joining HTRI, he worked for 16 years as a researcher and deputy head of the Fluid Machinery Department of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Pennsylvania State University. A member of ASME and ISA, Farrell is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Pennsylvania and Texas.


LiDong Huang
Lidong huang

Principal Engineer, Experimental Research, holds a BS from Shanghai Maritime University and an MS from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, China. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA, where he studied and developed methods for predicting subcooled flow boiling, film boiling, and critical heat flux. Before joining HTRI, Huang worked as an instructor and thermal engineer in the Department of Marine Engineering at Shanghai Maritime University. Since joining HTRI, he has focused primarily on boiling and two-phase flow phenomena but also has done some experimental and analytical work on plate heat exchangers, organic fouling, and single-phase mixed convection. Huang has taught numerous courses for HTRI. He is a member of ASME and a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas.


Lauren V. Moran
Lauren v moran

Manager, Technical Support, joined HTRI after having worked for five years with two National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contractors at the Johnson Space Center in the Houston, Texas (TX), USA: McDonald Detwiller and Associates Ltd. (MDA) and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Her responsibilities as a Systems Engineer focused on projects related to the International Space Station. She was certified as a console extravehicular robotics engineer and safety engineer in the Mission Control Center and also served as technical liaison between Boeing and the Canadian Space Agency. Moran now provides technical support and training to HTRI members and assists in contracts and troubleshooting heat exchangers. She earned a BS in Engineering from LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas.


Patrick S. Redmill
Patrick s redmill

Group Lead, Engineering Software Development, graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA, and then earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. While at Vanderbilt, he worked as a lab instructor and lecturer in the summer Pre-Engineering Program. His fields of specialization include large-scale scientific computation and molecular dynamics simulation. Redmill joined HTRI after working as a Software Developer on ProMax® at Bryan Research & Engineering, Bryan, Texas, USA. At HTRI, he has worked on updating the Xchanger Suite 7 online help and on maintaining Xist and Xace calculation engines. Redmill is currently evaluating heat transfer and pressure drop correlations for the next version of Xchanger Suite.


S. Greg Starks
S greg starks

Director of Sales, Americas, graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. While working at the Shuttle Support Thermal Control Systems Analysis Group of Rockwell International, Houston, Texas, he performed thermal analyses for the space shuttle and developed geometry models for the shuttle/space station. From 1994 – 1999, Starks was employed at HTRI, developing calculation engines for our software as well as a quality control database to track program changes. He then moved to Austin, Texas, to work as the Software Engineering Manager for Tanisys Technology, Inc., a supplier of automated test equipment for semiconductor memory technologies. When he rejoined HTRI, Starks was responsible for enhancements to the Xist calculation engine. He now leads sales efforts in the United States and Canada and assists with HTRI’s training initiatives.


Siddharth Talapatra
Siddharth talapatra

Group Lead, Research, earned his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. During his graduate studies, he was a Research Assistant at the Laboratory for Experimental Fluid Dynamics, where he worked on projects involving turbulence, fluid structure interaction, and oceanography using high-speed imaging, particle image velocimetry, and holography. His dissertation research focused on elucidating coherent structures in the nearwall region for a rough channel flow, and understanding the key biophysical interactions in the coastal ocean. Talapatra also holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute for Technology, Kharagpur, India. At HTRI, his primary research responsibilities are focused on qualitative and quantitative flow visualization and laser anemometry used to examine two-phase flow.


Venue

HTRI Conference Center

165 Research Dr.
Navasota, Texas, USA
77868

Hotel Information

Residence Inn Bryan College Station
720 University Drive East
College Station, Texas, 77840, USA
+1-979-268-2200
Corporate Code: ZQF

Homewood Suites by Hilton College Station
950 University Drive East
College Station, Texas, 77840, USA
+1-979-846-0400
Corporate Code: 560043162

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